So I found this video news clip that talks about how a 2 liter bottle can produce a 60-watt light powered by 100% solar energy. Watch this video, it is ingenious!
Going to the Philippines last year with my husband made me realize how blessed my life is here in the States. Light bulbs are taken for granted in America, yet are luxury item for the Philippines slums. Innovative ideas like this provides solution to the financial crisis that most of us are facing. Let’s keep this up!
This is my top ten list of items that I would like to have on my storage in case I have to stay home or get stuck somewhere during a natural disaster or an emergency.
Gourmet food buckets. The gourmet food buckets are similar to the military’s MRE meals. Just add water then voilà, you have a great tasting meal. It comes with delicious assorted meals like, beef stroganoff, teriyaki chicken, soups and lasagna. I am confident that once you try one that you will be a believer as well.
I thought I would share this video of Robert Kiyosaki and his team discussing the importance of preparing for the future and having food storage at our homes. Robert is one of the many people that I admire and look up to. He is the famous author of the Rich Dad Poor Dad book series.
The economic collapse is not a laughing matter and we too, needs to be prepared for the things that have yet to come. Start with your home food storage and expand from there. Little by little, a week at a time and before you know it, you’ll have a years worth of emergency food.
If you were anything like me, I had a hard time getting my food storage started because well… I didn’t know how to begin. After a couple of years of procrastinating and a few research, my husband and I finally started our long term food supply. Here’s what we did:
1.) We started with storing water. Let’s face it, a person’s survival depends on drinking water. We can survive 3 weeks without food but only 3 days without water. Some emergency services recommend that we have at least a two-week emergency water supply on hand at all times. I recommend 1/2 gallon per person per day just for drinking and minimal food preparation purposes. You might not think that you drink that much in a day, but I’ll bet if you added up all the water, juice, milk, soft drinks, broth, and other liquids, you would be close to consuming 1/2 gallon. In an emergency, you may find that you want more liquid than in regular circumstances. Water bottles are cheap and fit perfectly in the trunk of your car to be used for emergencies. We also bought a 55 gallon drum for additional water storage.
2.) The next step that my husband Ralph and I did was to start buying additional long term food items that we like and can eat on a regular basis. For example, 10 cans of tuna this week then a sack of rice the next week and a couple bags of pasta the following week and so on until we have a six months’ worth of food. Great thing to keep in mind is to plan your food storage items around meals that you and your family like to eat. If you have pasta, then make sure you have canned sauces etc…
Getting started can really be simple and easy. Like my husband and I, start buying a little extra items this week then a little more next week until you get used to buying a few extra items and the next thing you know, you have a year supply of emergency food storage stored at your house. Hope this helped